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ellnath Posted: Wed, May 20 2009 5:26

Hi,

I have been offered a full version of graphics suite X3 at a nice price. But ... will it work in the new to come version of Windows (7)? I read there were some problems in getting it to work in Vista. Has anyone an idea? Or if not: how can I find out?

Thanx for your help

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ellnath:
I read there were some problems in getting it to work in Vista.

For work with CorelDRAW x3 on Windows Vista, you need to insytall the ServicePack 2. If works on Vista, surely it will work better on Windows 7, and also you have an "XP mode" on Win7. btw, the best solution is to upgrade to CorelDRAW X4 (or X5)

Ariel Garaza Díaz

 


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Thank you for your reply.

I now have CorelDraw 8 on a Win XP-system, very oldfashioned but still working fine, though I need more now. I want to skip Vista and upgrade right to Windows 7 next year. So I understand that CorelDraw X4 will work fine on Windows 7 and X3 can still work in "XP mode".

the best solution is to upgrade to CorelDRAW X4 (or X5)

Is CorelDraw X5 soon to come?

At the moment I guess I have to think/choose between X3 and X4. Is the difference worthwhile? In what ways is X4 better than X3?

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Hi Ariel,

Be careful with that 'XP' mode on Windows 7.  It requires SPECIAL virtualization support from certain INTEL CPUs.  It looks like AMD chips are not going to work and many laptops will also not support this.  It will also only be a feature of the higher end Windows 7 versions (Pro???).

-James

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Ariel replied on Wed, May 20 2009 17:05

ellnath:
So I understand that CorelDraw X4 will work fine on Windows 7 and X3 can still work in "XP mode"

CorelDRAW X4 works better with Windows7 than XP or Vista

CorelDRAW don't need XP mode, if you install the ServicePack 2.

ellnath:
Is CorelDraw X5 soon to come?

There's no official news about this, and the people who know something about this, can't say anything.

ellnath:
At the moment I guess I have to think/choose between X3 and X4. Is the difference worthwhile? In what ways is X4 better than X3?

If you have plans to upgrade, X3 is not the best idea, is some years old; if you will upgrade today, the best one is X4. If you will upgrade in the future, perhaps you can choose X5 if it's possible, but don't wait for X5.

Ariel Garaza Díaz

 


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Thanx a lot, Ariel! It's perfectly clear to me. X4 it will be and if the future has X5 available, then it will be X5. No more questions or hesitations. Thanx again!

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jemmyell:

Hi Ariel,

Be careful with that 'XP' mode on Windows 7.  It requires SPECIAL virtualization support from certain INTEL CPUs.  It looks like AMD chips are not going to work and many laptops will also not support this.  It will also only be a feature of the higher end Windows 7 versions (Pro???).

-James

Wrong info, there. The Virtual XP, to be in Windows 7 (Professional/Ultimate versions) will run on AMD chips as well as Intel chips. However, the virtualization has a requirement to be on the upper end of the CPU chip offerings, it will not run on most laptop offerings of today. It will run on the Dual Core, Triple Core and Quad Core CPUs, by both, Intel and AMD. (As of the RC offerings that are currently out.)

Which brings to mind, I wonder if CorelDRAW would run under the three application limit of the soon-to-be-ridiculous "Window Starter" version? 

 

 

HuMJohn aka Hugh Johnson

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Yani replied on Thu, May 21 2009 12:47

I've been using X4 on Win 7 no problems.

There was a lot of work done in X4 for Vista I wouldn't be buying X3 unless it was <$50.

As for virtualizing  XP under Win 7. LOL yea right. Virtualization is great of making clouds in servers but it is pretty awful for performance on a PC. That is special needs stuff and not at all great for a working machine.

When you virtualize on a server there is no fussing about with high res graphics cards.

If you need to virtualize under Win 7 then MS have really stuff up. I can't see that happening, the RC for Win 7 is great. There hasn't been a lot of complaints about it. Part of the delay is that all 64bit drivers have to be certified by MS. So they can't rush it out the door even if they wanted to. I think they have learned that an OS with not enough drivers just isn't worth releasing.

Yani

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I have installed all patches & SP's & X3 still locks up in Windows 7 just like it did in Vista. I even got a new laptop ( i was getting one anyway) with 8GB or ram & it take a little longer to lock up but it still freezes.

Anyone have any other suggestions?

 

Thanks for any help

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@ Tiger73

You better start a new topic, because this is really about something else. And besides, as you can read in this discussion I chose for X4.

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Ariel replied on Mon, May 31 2010 16:19

Tigger73:

I have installed all patches & SP's & X3 still locks up in Windows 7 just like it did in Vista. I even got a new laptop ( i was getting one anyway) with 8GB or ram & it take a little longer to lock up but it still freezes.

Anyone have any other suggestions?

 

Thanks for any help

it's happens with all files, or only with old file, or also with new ones? Have you checked the amount of Styles (Ctrl+F5), saved views (Ctrl+F2) and Color Styles? (you must delete all unused styles, color styles and saved views)

Ariel Garaza Díaz

 


I have installed and works fine CorelDRAW X3 version 13.0.0.667  on XP Professional.

I want to know if it will work on Windows 7 Professional on 64 bits.   

Please let me know as soon as possible!

Thank you very much!

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Bogdamn:

I have installed and works fine CorelDRAW X3 version 13.0.0.667  on XP Professional.

I want to know if it will work on Windows 7 Professional on 64 bits.   

Please let me know as soon as possible!

Thank you very much!

Yes. it works fine under Windows 7

Ariel Garaza Díaz

 


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